‘SNL’ under fire for ‘anti-Semitic’ joke about Israeli COVID vaccine rollout

‘SNL’ under fire for ‘anti-Semitic’ joke about Israeli COVID vaccine rollout


Critics are taking to Twitter to call out “Saturday Night Live” Michael Che for a joke that they claim was anti-Semitic.

“Israel is reporting that they’ve vaccinated half of their population. I’m going to guess it’s the Jewish half,” the Weekend Update correspondent cracked Sunday morning.

The vast majority of Israel’s population — 74 percent — is Jewish, according to the Jewish Virtual Library.

Trending: Manuel Johnson: I Saw Airforce One Pick Up Trump and Bring Him Back In!

Vaccination rates of Israeli Arabs are much lower than Jews in the country, partially due to distrust of the government in the Arab community, according to a January article in The Christian Science Monitor.

By Sunday afternoon, the topic was trending, with many accusing Che and NBC of bias, and others coming to his defense.

“Unsurprising coming from SNL as they have a long record of antisemitism,” posted former state Assemblyman Dov Hikind.

“But Michael Che or whoever wrote that ‘joke’ is obviously also ignorant of fact that Israel has Arab citizens who’ve received the vaccine

Continue reading

You Might Like

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
Thanks for sharing!
Send this to a friend